Bhrisha, Bhṛśa, Bhṛśā: 17 definitions


Bhrisha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

The Sanskrit terms Bhṛśa and Bhṛśā can be transliterated into English as Bhrsa or Bhrisha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Bhṛśa (भृश) refers to a “hard (strike) (with a particular weapon)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.8 (“The battle between the gods and Asuras”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “[...] Skilled adepts in warfare they hit and smashed one another with tridents, double-edged swords, nooses, axes and sharp-edged spikes. Immediately after being hit hard (bhṛśa) with a trident [triśūlāhato bhṛśam] by Vīrabhadra, Tāraka fell unconscious on the ground. Regaining consciousness quickly Tāraka the excellent Asura got up and forcefully hit Vīrabhadra with his spear. [...]”

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1) Bhṛśa (भृश).—To be worshipped in house-building, with fish.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 253. 24; 268. 12.

2) Bhṛśā (भृशा).—A queen of Uśīnara and mother of Nṛga.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 48. 16-17.
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Bhṛśa (भृश):—Excessive

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (architecture)

Bhṛśa (भृश) refers to one of the deities to be installed in the ground plan for the construction of houses, according to the Bṛhatkālottara, chapter 112 (the vāstuyāga-paṭala).—The plan for the construction is always in the form of a square. That square is divided into a grid of cells (padas). [...] Once these padas have been laid out, deities [e.g., Bhṛśa] are installed in them. In the most common pattern 45 deities are installed.

Bhṛśa as a doorway deity is associated with the Nakṣatra called Hasta and the consequence is kalaha. [...] The Mayasaṃgraha (verse 5.156-187) describes a design for a 9-by-9-part pura, a residential complex for a community and its lead figure. [...] This record lists a place for the kitchen at Bhṛśa, Antarikṣa and Agni (bhṛśāditritaye).

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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

Source: Universität Wien: Sudarśana's Worship at the Royal Court According to the Ahirbudhnyasaṃhitā

Bhṛśa (भृश) refers to the “violent” (falling of meteors), according to the Ahirbudhnyasaṃhitā, belonging to the Pāñcarātra tradition which deals with theology, rituals, iconography, narrative mythology and others.—Accordingly, “An abnormal modification caused by a aggressive ritual against Kings, occurring at the improper time, dreadful and all-reaching, is characterized by the these signs: [...] meteors fall violently (mahā-ulkānipatanti maholkāḥ bhṛśaṃ) making dreadful sounds; ministers fight with each other out of greediness; in the night a terrifying rainbow shines, even if there are no clouds; here and there in the city great danger arises because of fire; [...] from such and other signs he should understand that the enemy is performing a aggressive ritual”.

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Pancaratra (पाञ्चरात्र, pāñcarātra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Narayana is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaishnavism, the Pancaratra literature includes various Agamas and tantras incorporating many Vaishnava philosophies.

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Yoga (school of philosophy)

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Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Bhṛśa (भृश) refers to “abundant (strength)”, according to verse 81ab-82cd of the Dattātreyayogaśāstra.—Accordingly, “Then, from [even] more practice, abundant (bhṛśa) strength arises [in the Yogin], because of which [he gains] the Siddhi of moving across the earth, and he is able to conquer those who inhabit the earth”.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Bhṛśa (भृश) refers to “strongly” (e.g., ‘to hold strongly in the mind the reflections’), according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Capable soul, for purification of the mind, you must hold strongly (bhṛśa) in the mind the reflections which are established by the gods of gods (i.e. the Tīrthaṅkaras) in the great scripture of the [Jain] canon”.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bhṛśa (भृश).—a. (compar. bhraśīyas, superl. bhraśiṣṭha)

1) Strong, powerful, mighty, intense, excessive, very much.

2) Frequent.

-śam ind.

1) Much, very much, exceedingly, intensely, violently, excessively, in a high degree, greatly; तमवेक्ष्य रुरोद सा भृशम् (tamavekṣya ruroda sā bhṛśam) Kumārasambhava 4.26; रघुर्भृशं वक्षसि तेन ताडितः (raghurbhṛśaṃ vakṣasi tena tāḍitaḥ) R.3.61; चुकोप तस्मै स भृशम् (cukopa tasmai sa bhṛśam) 3.56; Manusmṛti 7.17; Ṛtusaṃhāra 1.11.

2) Often, repeatedly.

3) In a better or superior manner.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Bhṛśa (भृश).—mfn.

(-śaḥ-śā-śaṃ) Much, exceeding. n. Adv.

(-śaṃ) Much exceedingly. Ind. (bhṛśam) 1. Much. 2. Eminently, superiorly, better. 3. Repeatedly. 4. Beautifully. E. bhṛś to fall, aff. kṛ .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Bhṛśa (भृश).— (perhaps akin to bhraṃś), I. adj., comparat. bhraśīyaṃs, superl. bhraśiṣṭha, Much, exceeding. Ii. ºśam, adv. 1. Much, [Pañcatantra] iii. [distich] 188. 2. Exceedingly, violently, [Pañcatantra] iii. [distich] 183. 3. Superiority, better. 4. Repeatedly, often, [Pañcatantra] iii. [distich] 13. 5. Beautifully. 6. Quickly, Chr. 7, 13; 25, 15. 7. In the beginning of comp. bhṛśa-, e. g. Chr. 31, 16.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Bhṛśa (भृश).—[adjective] powerful, strong, intense, exceeding, mostly °— or [neuter] [adverb]; [abstract] [feminine]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Bhṛśa (भृश):—[from bhṛś] mfn. (perhaps the original meaning may be ‘falling heavily’ cf.bhraś) strong, vehement, mighty, powerful, frequent, abundant (often [in the beginning of a compound] cf. below; rarely as an independent word; cf. subhṛta), [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] [in the beginning of a compound] and (am ind.) strongly, violently, vehemently, excessively, greatly, very much, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] harshly, severely, [Chāndogya-upaniṣad]

4) [v.s. ...] quickly, without hesitation, [Mahābhārata]

5) [v.s. ...] often, frequently, [Rāmāyaṇa]

6) [v.s. ...] eminently, in a superior manner, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

7) [v.s. ...] m. a [particular] tutelary deity, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhajjātaka]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Bhṛśa (भृश):—(śaṃ) 1. n. Much, exceedingly, repeatedly. a. Much, eminent.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Bhṛśa (भृश) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Bhisa.

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Bhrisha in German

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Bhṛśa (ಭೃಶ):—[adjective] strong; vehement; mighty; powerful.

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Bhṛśa (ಭೃಶ):—

1) [noun] the quality or condition of being strong, vehement, mighty or powerful.

2) [noun] the condition of having (something) abundantly; abundance; plentifulness.

3) [noun] mental suffering caused by loss, disappointment, etc.; sadness, grief; sorrow.

4) [noun] a ritualistic declaration, typically based on an appeal to a god or to some revered person or object, that one will speak the truth, keep a promise, remain faithful, etc.; an oath.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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